William Pitzer, M.A.
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Bill Pitzer is an illustrator and writer who specializes in visualizing information and creating compelling content for print and online. He has lectured widely on graphics and design, served on the visiting faculty of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and taught seminars at UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Kentucky.
Pitzer is the senior visual information designer for Kwikpoint, where he works in various aspects of development and production of a variety of visual-information guides. Bill is also the principal of infoartz.com a free-lance illustration and design studio whose clients include the National Geographic Society, The New York Times, National Park Service, and the Discovery Channel.
Previously, Bill was the graphics editor for The Charlotte Observer. Graphics he produced were part of the investigative series, “Sold a Nightmare”, part of an entry that was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Pitzer’s graphics have also won numerous regional, national and international awards, including three Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two first-place National Headliner Awards, and Silver Medals from the Society of News Design and the Malofiej Infographics Competition.
Pitzer holds an M.A. in educational media – new media and Global Education from Appalachian State University. He is an honors graduate of Glenville State College where he earned a B.A. in Secondary Education (art and science).
A native of Charleston, W.Va., Pitzer resides with his wife and two sons in Davidson, N.C. An active thinker and innovator, he is currently engaged in developing new interactive news and information features and prototypes of interactive story forms.